Video: Paul Finebaum explains why the Iron Bowl is meaningless this year
When No. 9 Auburn fell 13-7 to Georgia on Saturday evening, it killed the momentum of the Tigers’ season.
Now, according to ESPN analyst Paul Finebaum, the annual Iron Bowl matchup between No. 1 Alabama and Auburn, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 26, has lost all meaning.
In the above video, Finebaum said Alabama doesn’t need to win the game to stay among the top four teams in college football:
“The Iron Bowl has lost a little bit of its luster,” he said. “Quite frankly, Alabama could lose the Iron Bowl and still be in the playoffs. If Alabama loses either the Iron Bowl or the SEC Championship Game, I don’t see how you keep them out.”
Still, the Iron Bowl will draw plenty of fans and TV viewers, no matter the teams’ records. The kickoff time for the matchup in Tuscaloosa has yet to be determined.